[PRESENTED BY WINERIES OF NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE]
Fall has certainly been the transitional season we expect in Niagara, with its wildly fluctuating weather conditions. Earlier this month, after a string of rainy days followed by a drastic drop in temperatures, we experienced several days of near record warmth – a welcome surprise for many! But it looks like this wild roller coaster ride might be over and the cooler weather is here to stay.
As that chill in the air settles, days get shorter, sweaters get thicker, fallen leaves adorn our streets, and we swap our Iced Cappuccinos for warm Pumpkin Spice Lattes, we inevitably start thinking about the Holiday season and all its festive cheer. But the Holidays are still a couple of months away. If you want to get into that festive mood a bit sooner you can!
How you might ask?
By visiting the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake for Taste the Season – the Holiday-inspired wine and food tasting event held every weekend in November. This is when we celebrate the season’s bounty with exceptional VQA wines and locally inspired food pairings.
The Taste the Season pass entitles you to one VQA wine tasting and food pairing at each of our 26 member wineries and is valid November 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, and 23-25 from 11am to 5pm. Driver passes are also available for purchase and they include one non-alcoholic beverage and food pairing at each member winery.
This touring pass program offers exceptional value and it will give you a reason to visit Niagara-on-the-Lake during this lovely time of year. As an added bonus, you just might get some inspiration for your Holiday celebrations and dazzle your guests with some creative wine and food pairings. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone you got the recipe from us, we’ll just say it’s a family secret!
We encourage you to spread your winery visits over several weekends so that you get the most out of the experience and savour the delectable pairings in a relaxed fashion. It will also give you something to look forward to during your workweek. After all, it’s always nice having a little Niagara getaway to look forward to while you’re trapped in that never-ending meeting, right?
So take a look at this year’s delicious pairings! They are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Our wineries have come up with some truly inspired combinations and there is something to please everyone’s taste. You will undoubtedly discover some new favourite VQA wines to take home with you and share with family and friends at your next Holiday party.
Don’t miss Niagara-on-the-Lake’s must-do event of the season! PURCHASE YOUR PASS today.